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The Grip Book, 5th Edition by Michael G. Uva

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Acknowledgments

I would like to take a few moments of your time to share with you the names of people I want to thank. The only reason you should read this section is, if and when you do make it to Hollywood, these are the types of people you want to work with.

These people are some of the best grips and other personnel still working in the business, and they still help me on a relatively routine basis.

First and foremost is Doug Wood, key grip, I.A., Local 80. Doug gave me that first proverbial break in the business of making movies. Not only was this guy a giant of a man in stature (his nickname was “King Kong”), but he was also probably one of the best, if not the very best, dolly grips you would ever see. In fact, I looked up the word “smooth” ...

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